Education, philosophy and political economy: the reclamation of the imagination

Murphy, Peter (2014) Education, philosophy and political economy: the reclamation of the imagination. Knowledge Cultures, 2 (2). 3. pp. 27-37.

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Abstract

This is a philosophical argument in defence of a traditional approach to learning. The traditional approach focuses on hard work, persistence, durability, character, thinking and creation. The article takes issue with the post-modern style of education that is rooted, socially, in a mix of Keynesian economics, information accumulation, social media, and a glib existential now-ness. An education that does not instil in the young a work ethic and a respect for the production of knowledge (indeed production of all kinds) induces in them a sense that worldly goods are handed-out rather than made and created by great effort. A political economy and a society that assumes that will wither and decline.

Item ID: 33621
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2327-5731
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 04:50
FoR Codes: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220202 History and Philosophy of Education @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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